We are traveling today! We are going to Washington, D.C. to see our daughter and her husband for the first time since they moved in May of last year. We are so excited. It is the longest I have gone without seeing our daughter, the longest she's been away. But she is married now and… Continue reading Traveling Prayer
It has been a couple years since I wrote about February's challenge of InCoWriMo: International Correspondence Writing Month When I first heard about InCoWriMo I was so excited! I love letter writing and sending cards and here was a challenge to write every single day in the Month of February! What fun! I think this… Continue reading InCoWriMo is Coming!
Happy Sunday to you all! Two weeks ago I shared an excerpt from Albert Rossi’s book, Becoming a Healing Presence called “Naming Others as a Vocation”. There was one part of that I had not shared, although I shared it on Instagram. Albert Rossi shared in this section a quote by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh… Continue reading See Jesus
Today is Pentecost! Happy Feast! Today’s gospel reading comes from John and begins at 7:37 with “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his… Continue reading Blessings with the Feast!
Christ is Risen! Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those… Continue reading The Last Sunday of Pascha
Christ is Risen! This past week brought us to the middle of the Paschal period, which means we are half-way to Pentecost, and even closer to the Ascension of our Lord. I came across this hymn we sing on Saturday evening, for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, that reminded me of this fact… The middle… Continue reading The Middle of the Feast
My daughter is our choir director and has been putting together reader's services for parishioners to print out and use at home. She has been working on these for Holy Week and Pascha and beginning today is allowing me to share them for our family and friends everywhere. I know many people will follow services… Continue reading Printable Reader’s Services
Today is Letter Writing Wednesday! I have not written a letter or a birthday card in probably a month. I DID send over 100 Christmas Cards this year in its place. But not sending birthday cards or letters makes me very sad as I realize how many special days I have missed. Yesterday my Instagram… Continue reading 2020 Letter Writing Goals
Last week I posted the final of the 55 Maxims of Christian Living. Father Thomas Hopko created this list for a podcast he did in 2008. I decided early on when I created this website that I would do a focus on them each Monday. I did my first Maxim Monday on March 19, 2018.… Continue reading Farewell to Maxim Mondays
The end is here! I really cannot believe we've reached the end of the 55 Maxims of Christian Living by Father Thomas Hopko, of blessed memory. It has been such a blessing to me to work through these maxims for my blog. Reading through each and then doing some research to try and fill out… Continue reading Maxim Week 55!